Electrical Permit

Electrical Permit Process

Only a licensed electrician and a Residential home Builder can obtain an electrical permit.

Permit Application

*Process begins in the Building Department. An electrical application completed in full including, owner’s name, owner’s contact information, and contractor’s name, contractor’s information, contractor’s state license.

Contractors will need the following

  • Photo ID
  • State contractors card
  • Property address ( need suite or apt # if property is a multi-unit)
  • Proposal/ contract with a detailed scope of work including the cost of materials and labor work
  • If they are not the license holder a letter giving them authorization to pull permit under that contractors name
  • Master permit if applicable
  • How many amps, t-pole , additional wiring and underground wiring
  • Electrical Permit Application
  • Decals if applicable
  • Proof of owner/landlord consent

If State Contractor license is expired no permits can be issued. If local contractor’s card has expired a fee of $40.00 must be added to the permit and new card will be given.

Electrical Permits Fees

Application Filing Fee

$30.00 (Non-refundable)

New or Upgrade Services

$.25 per amp

Additional or Alterations


Temp Pole/Trailer Pole/Signs

$30.00 (No filing fee)


For inspections contact appropriate inspectors located on Building Department Staff Directory.

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 am -9:00 am for the same day inspections
  • Monday – Thursday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm for the next day inspections

Types of Inspections

  • Slab-Prior to Building Slab inspection
  • Rough- Panel box location, smoke detectors per Section R317 of IRC; All kitchens
  • Countertop receptacles must be GFCI protected (per E3802.6 of IRC).
  • Final

Posting of Permit

Work requiring a permit shall not commence until the permit holder or his agents posts the permit card inside a permit box in a conspicuous place on the premise.  The permit shall be protected from weather and located in such position as to permit the Building Official or representative to conveniently make the required entries thereon.  No work can be done until a permit is issued.  The permit cards shall be maintained in position by permit holder until the certificate of Occupancy or Completion is issued by the Building Official.  Inspection(s) will not be done by an inspector if the job site is missing permit drawings and a permit box.

The following are required inspections: If an inspection is not called for whether rough, final, etc. you are subject to lose City of State license.  This includes all new construction, renovations and roof work (must provide a ladder). 

The permit holder must call in his/her own inspections unless an authorization letter has been sent prior to the Building Department from the sub-contractors/ owner giving general contactor the okay to call in their work.


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